Spook School: Horror from the Deep by Pete Johnson

Spook School: Horror from the Deep

Written by Pete Johnson
Illustrated by Tom Percival
Part of the Spook School Series

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In this, the third spook school, Charlie and Lewis have been so successful in their Spook Squad assignments that it’s earned them a holiday on Earth but when they get there they find themselves on the trail of a very mysterious ghost.

This is a fantastically humorous series from a widely admired children’s author who really knows how to get readers hooked on reading. With black and white illustrations throughout the series can’t fail to inspire.


Spook School: Horror from the Deep by Pete Johnson

Welcome to Spook School...where the pupils have bags of spirit! Charlie is now a fully-fledged member of Spook Squad and as a reward for solving two puzzling missions, he and his friend Lewis are sent to Earth for a seaside holiday. But while they're there they come to the aid of two young ghosts living on a shipwreck who are being terrorised by a terrifying monster from the deep...

About the Author

Pete Johnson

When Pete Johnson was ten, he wrote a fan letter to Dodie Smith – author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians. She wrote back to him and the two began exchanging letters. “She was the first person to encourage me to become a writer,” says Pete, who began sending stories to publishers at the age of eleven.

Born in Winchester, Pete studied English at Birmingham University and went on to try a variety of jobs before teaching English and Drama at a secondary school in Buckinghamshire. It was there that he wrote his first novel for teenagers which became an immediate hit. He was a film critic for Radio One before becoming a full time writer.

Pete's novels have achieved global success and he is now published in 24 translations. He has visited Europe to meet his readers as well as schools and libraries all over the UK. Pete inspires a special loyalty among his readers.

Pete says: 'one of the best things an author can do is show the reader he, or she, is not on their own.'

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128 pages
Interest Age: 7-10 years


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Stripes Publishing, an imprint of Magi Publication

Publication date

5th April 2010




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